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5Assistance for Non-profit Societies
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1Resources - Non-Profit
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27Regional Information
15Regional Profile
7Electoral Area Information
Electoral Area A, Smithers Rural
Electoral Area B, Burns Lake Rural
Electoral Area C, Fort St James Rural
Electoral Area D, Fraser Lake Rural
Electoral Area E, Francois/Ootsa Rural
Electoral Area F, Vanderhoof Rural
Electoral Area G, Houston Rural
8Municipality Information
Burns Lake
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Census Data
Tax Rates
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4Industry Sectors
Industrial Land Inventories
Bulkley-Nechako Directory
Community Initiatives
8RDBN Business Events
4RDBN Business Forum
2014 RDBN Business Forum – Fort St James
2012 RDBN Business Forum – Smithers
2011 RDBN Business Forum –Vanderhoof
2010 RDBN Business Forum – Burns Lake
4Start-Up Business Contest
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4Economic Development Projects
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Action Plan
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Incorporated in 1957, Houston has a total land area of 72.83 square km which makes it the largest area in the regional district.
The two mills in Houston, Canfor and Houston Forest Products, are the largest employers in Houston. Between the two mills 555 people are employed, as well as a number of contract positions.  Combined they have an annual payroll of $45 million. The mills estimate that their contracted activities such as logging, trucking, road construction, and silviculture support an additional 550 jobs in the region.

Houston is located in a region of heavy mineralization. Huckleberry Mines, an open pit copper mining operation, is located 125 km south of Houston.  The mine employs 230 people and in January 2012 it was announced that 70 new positions will be created and the life of the mine will be extended to 2021.
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Shane Brienen
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Appointed Representative
Director Shane Brienen - Mayor

Phone: (250) 845-2238
Fax: (250) 845-3429
Email: mayor@houston.ca

District of Houston

Area (square kilometers) 72.94  

3367 12th Street
PO Box 370
Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0
Phone: (250) 845-2238
Fax: (250) 845-3429
Email: doh@houston.ca
Website: District of Houston
Invest Northwest Profile

Average House Value 2011 $122,140  
Municipal taxes (annual rate) 2011 $2,288  
Census Population StatsCan 2016 3,147  
Total Private Dwellings 2016 1,402  

RDBN Electoral Area

Local First Nations

Electoral Area G (Houston Rural)

Lake Babine Nation